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Exploring Taiwan's Top Industries for Virginia Businesses

February 22, 2024

Join VEDP and Tractus Asia to learn more about the top four industries for Virginia businesses in Taiwan. During this one-hour webinar, you will hear from Michael Hirou and Liran Golan about the opportunities, growth drivers, and challenges in the Taiwanese market.

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The Culture Map: Navigating Cross-Cultural Communication

February 6, 2024

Join VEDP – International Trade for a webinar on how to effectively navigate cross-cultural communications. In this session, Karen Cvitkovich, Founder of Mosaic Global Solutions, will provide real life case studies and concrete strategies for bridging and leveraging cultural differences.

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Doing Business in West Africa: Addressing Financing Challenges in West Africa

January 30, 2024

Join VEDP for a panel discussion about addressing financing challenges for export and investment in West Africa. Moderated by Prosper Africa, representatives from commercial banks and the U.S. government will share information about their role within the financing landscape in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire – as well as regionally – and particular considerations and services available for U.S. companies interested in exporting and/or investing in both countries.

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Policy Updates

U.S. and Virginia Trade Policy Updates

January 5, 2024

The U.S. has made little progress in finalizing trade deals over the past three months. However, U.S. trade negotiators have continued discussions in a number of countries that could make it easier for Virginia companies to do business abroad, including in many smaller markets, such as Bangladesh, Kenya, Paraguay, and more.
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Incoterms 2020: A Practical Guide to the 11 Terms & Their Implications

December 14, 2023

Join Kuehne+Nagel and VEDP - International Trade for a practical guide to Incoterms® 2020 and their implications for international business.

Incoterms® were first introduced in 1936 by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to establish commonly accepted definitions and rules related to the delivery of goods between trading partners worldwide. ICC has periodically revised the Incoterms® rules to reflect changes in the international trade system.

More accessible and easier to use, Incoterms® 2020 includes more detailed explanatory notes with enhanced graphics to illustrate the responsibilities of importers and exporters for each Incoterms® rule.

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Global Trade Insights: Navigating Geopolitical Uncertainty

December 5, 2023

Join VEDP - International Trade for this webinar that breaks down how to navigate geopolitical uncertainty as an exporter or importer. We will discuss how current events could impact supply chains and what your company should consider to mitigate risk. Our speaker, Nicole Bivens Collinson with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., will also provide an update on trade legislation to help you have a better understanding of how you might be impacted.

Speaker: Nicole Bivens Collinson leads the International Trade and Government relations practice of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves as managing principal of the Washington, D.C. office. She is also a member of the Firm's Operating Committee. Ms. Collinson has appeared on MSNBC, BBC Worldwide and NPR as a subject matter expert and has over 35 years of experience in government, public affairs, and lobbying. She has drafted and guided the successful implementation of several pieces of key international trade legislation positively affecting the bottom line of many U.S. companies. She is regularly relied upon by members of Congress and government officials to make complicated issues simple. She also produces the podcast “Two Minutes In Trade”.

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